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Hugo de Villiers - "7:13 pm"
W: 1600mm x H: 1200mm x D: 50mm
Approx. Weight: 5kg
This work is unframed
About "7:13 pm"
7 is a lucky number. 13 is not. The sad fact that a peaceful evenings in a middle class suburb can be disrupted at any moment by violent crime always lurking around the corner.
On my way to work [I'm Visual Arts teacher at SACS, Newlands HS, Cape Town] in the winter mornings synthetic lights reflect bright red, amber, green and a multitude of cold and warm contrasting reflections. I, or my shotgun pilot teenage son, take random photographs through the windshield. As can be expected, only about 1 in a 100 can be edited and prove suitable as an oil painting. I work with a limited predetermined palette before I start a series of 24 works. There is specific personal symbolism to this: My birth date making me a Scorpio - 8th Zodiac -water sign. Coincidentally (and in this instance fittingly) element 24 is Chromium (Cr), a metallic element that can take on a high polish.
Stellenbosch - Taal Fees x2
BA Fine Art IV [Stellenbosch University]; HDE [UNISA]
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